Nicaraguan farmers protest against the construction of the canal, which would see everything within 10km subject to expropriation. Photo: AP Nicaraguan farmers protest against the construction of the canal, which would see everything within 10km subject to expropriation. Photo: AP
Nicaraguan farmers protest against the construction of the canal, which would see everything within 10km subject to expropriation. Photo: AP

Angry over land seizures and pollution, Nicaraguans block roads as Chinese-led mega canal project kicks off

Chinese-financed 275km waterway, due for completion by 2020, will shorten existing shipping routes and rival the Panama Canal

Nicaraguan farmers protest against the construction of the canal, which would see everything within 10km subject to expropriation. Photo: AP Nicaraguan farmers protest against the construction of the canal, which would see everything within 10km subject to expropriation. Photo: AP
Nicaraguan farmers protest against the construction of the canal, which would see everything within 10km subject to expropriation. Photo: AP
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